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January, 2016 : Current Affairs

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Panel warns against “swiss challenge” route

Government to introduce startup blueprint this month

Revive NATGRID with safegaurds

Digital India needs reform in satellite communication


Modi promises more resources for research

Pranab gives assent to 5 key laws

Rs 2,000-crore Nuclear ` Liability Fund Okayed

‘We are deepening engagement on Afghanistan’

Sleeping with the enemy: big banks skirt confrontation to embrace fintech startups

All in the spirit of equality

In Paris, taking stock of the big challenges

From plate to plough: A new budget in the New Year

New Year Postcard-3: Water crisis will define 2016

End of the oil age


Snowflake coral, a serious threat to biodiversity

Indian climate models to aid future IPCC reports

Diplomatic crisis deepens in West Asia

Rail regulator to set fares, ensure fair competition

The three next steps for CSR to succeed

Li-Fi: A green avatar of Wi-Fi

Non-alignment to multi-alignment

The many must resist the some

Time for national security doctrine / Own your strategy / Pathankot and the ineffectiveness of India’s Pakistan Policy


Memories of a glorious past to come alive at historic Chandragiri fort

U.S. caught between Iran and Saudis

Corruption, delays hamper startups in India: survey

Do sops drive investment?

Public investment to help fight slowdown

Raising excise on petrol, diesel is a good move

UDAY hinges on structuring of discom debt takeover

Driven by neither hawks nor doves

Net Ambiguity

Doesn’t fit

The promise of Dalit capitalism / Dalits Rebooted, Suited


North Korea claims to have tested hydrogen bomb/ The dictator’s bang

Job scheme facing fund crunch

MUDRA bank under SIDBI

India to counter ‘non-issues’ at WTO talks

Govt. to implement BS-VI norms by 2020

Govt to toe ILO Proposals on Unorganised Labour

Getting Railways on track

Govt to benchmark solar tariff lower

India needs integrated transport plan

The Way Forward in Nepal

Underestimating disability

Investing in the right infrastructure

The need for a more professional bureaucracy

A bold disinvestment strategy needed


China’s yuan move rattles markets, Sensex plunges / Markets in free fall after China devalues yuan

U.S. seeks Chinese help over N. Korea

In defence of intelligence/Across the Aisle: Price of procrastination

Ties That Need Remaking

The problem with smart cities

Strengthen household saving data for effective policy-making

COP21, stranded carbon and India

Making labour laws modern

Is India’s demographic dividend a myth?

Inflation and policy coherence


Draft policy aims to ease leasing of agricultural land

Dragon’s fire may singe Indian industry

China’s contagious economic turmoil

Save security from the establishment


Tax on seed funding to be scrapped

Making commercial courts work

Gains and Pains of Digital Transformation

Mandating CSR spending won’t help

Playing games with the taxman

Widening the net beyond the income norm

Speaking of Science


Major fillip to ‘Make in India’ in defence purchases

Is it constitutional to keep women off Sabrimala, asks Supreme Court

PMO sets up panel to fast-track bullet trains

Afghan peace talks: Pakistan warns against preconditions

Government to amend mining law

GST likely to Impact Renewable Energy Sector: Ministry Report

Stamping out competition

Thank You, Dr, Kelkar

Threats to startup spring

Improve the investment climate

India’s strategy for near west

Disability is not divinity

Making a money bill of it

Indian agriculture needs smart investment


Defence postures/ Parrikar’s proposed defence procurement policy breaks new ground

Social sector asks Jaitley to review subsidy alternatives

Start Up India schemes to finally take off

Monetary policy stance needs review

Leaving no poor person behind

The warning lustre of the budget

The People’s Museum

A boon for small players

Insuring agriculture works

Delivering on good governance

Is there a coherent science policy?


Centre clears new crop insurance scheme

High power body to lead “Namami Gange”

Digital dividends not spreading rapidly, says World Bank

Less than 5% CPI unsustainable

Rise and fall

To talk or not to talk

What Free Basics did not intend to do

Incremental steps not enough

Farm vision statement

What works for women at work / The limits of gender mandate


US pump in $8 Million to map drug resistant infections in India

WHO declare end to ebola epidemic

Storm on South China Sea

Government to hold talks with WIPO

Bankruptcy law: key to tackling the burgeoning NPA issue

The case against customary exclusion

Tech tonics for heart of India

Discover, invent India


U.S. lifts sanctions on Iran / In Tehran, a historic deal is played down

A standing example of conservation architecture

Flex fuel policy of government to curb pollution worries automakers

Get into JAM, and possibly out of another

Reform only left to judiciary

Be tight fisted

A harvest time gift

Start and go

Testing direct democracy

Decoding emission norms

Clean India Digitally


AIIB formation signals structural alignment of Europe and Asia

Towards a life of dignity and independence

Essential Start – Up Lessons

Re-Imagining the Middle East

The Big Fish

Right track

Building the International Solar Alliance


IMF cuts global growth forecast as China slows

The Lancet turns spotlight on ending preventable stillbirths

First flower in space is giant leap for zero-gravity gardening

Photonics for faster communication

Loosening fiscal policy is a trap

Owning a friendship

Poor Ganga

The environmental cost of subsidies

Can rural India reap digital dividends?


Rupee slumps to touch pre Rajan era level

PMO exerts pressure, data released / Child stunting declines, but still high, data show

ISRO puts fifth GPS satellite in orbit

Ninth planet?/‘Good evidence’ for 9th planet in solar system:-

Carcass of over 150 Olive Ridleys found

New class of frogs found in North East

2015 was earth’s hottest in modern times by far

Ending open defecation

Cabinet nod for power tariff policy

Commerce ministry backs measures to boost SEZs.

Shifting India to clean energy

Shipping industry gets infrastructure status

The hidden wealth of Nations

The case for going universal

Forging PPP of a different kind

Questioning the axioms

The new quota

Of deaths and births


Tax elite to reduce inequality/ Rich must open up their wallet to remove inequality

Food Security Act to cover all states by April

India may cease to be “Pharmacy of the world

Panel to review of military security bases

SSA to develop ‘model’ schools

J & K gets Nai Manzil

Asia’s cleanest village clings to its serenity

New thrush species found in eastern Himalayas

Davos leaders look beyond 2016’s early market mayhem

International Solar alliance to be operational in 6 months

Solar trends for 2016

Demographic dividend down, standard of living up

Potential High for technical textiles

400 railway stations to get airport like facilities

Ninety seven per cent of retail transactions still cash-based, says USAID report

The road from pathankot

And diplomacy won

Act local

Agricultural Research: The way forward


Have no fear, we are there, SC tells Arundhati

India, France can gain by sharing strategies against terrorism

Barzani calls for Kurdish independence

Sri Lanka tops South Asia in human development

Parliamentary panel to study work progress on industrial corridors

India to buy more crude oil from Nigeria

The unmet health challenge

Education first

Take Piketty with a pinch

Begin with a rigorous study


Greek islanders to be nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

India welcomes Nepal amendment

Dinosaur bones found in Kutch

Needle free method to deliver anesthesia

New methods to make biofuels cheaply

Digital payments set to take off this year: TRAI chief

‘Start-up India’ Action Plan: a good start, but Govt. apathy, big corporates a hurdle

Reserve Bank of India’s ECB norms: two steps forward, one step back

Flexible norms to make gold scheme glitter

‘Govt. must not pressure PSU banks to lend to corporations’

Public investment: for a new normal

Speak to the Pakistan Army, too

Sobering reflection from Davos

The big military challenge

National Problem, local solutions

Navigating the fourth industrial revolution


Rafale deal concluded, but no deal yet on price

Decision draw flak from experts

Operation begin to curb money laundering terror funding

Government mulls Shome panel suggestions on tax administration

Government make it easier to set up companies, do business

Discrimination on the campus

RBI governor steps up to challenge

[3]. A most exceptional friendship

India: The Storm Shelter


Pranab gives assent to central rule in Arunachal Pradesh

Caste System has left imprint on genes: Study

India sets up and example in subsidized TB diagnostics

Lance Naik Goswami gets Ashok Chakra posthumously

African economies shaken by slowdown in China

Minority Status

Hidden hunger and the Indian health story


SC seeks proof of breakdown in Arunachal

Extend Start-up India to farm sector, says Minister

Europe clamping down on rights: HRW / Denmark’s absurd law on refugees

Denmark the least corrupt country, India at 76th position

Konkan mega projects decried

Coffee won’t make your heart race, says study

IICT working on drugs for cancer, Alzheimer’s

Centre clears new financing model for highway projects

Talks start on WTO meeting outcomes

Government yet to decide on MIP for steel

CERT-In signs cyber security pacts with 3 nations

The stained steel frame

After Paris, keep the heat on

Sounding the smoke alarm

Ghosts Of Ship-To-Mouth

Ensuring privacy in a digital age

Delivering benefits to the poor


Caste matters everywhere: schools, jobs and life at large

Centre hand picks 20 smart cities for first phase of plan

UDAY to be modified to include states without discoms

IMF reforms: India. China, Brazil get more voting rights

China’s long game in West Asia

We should be careful about how we measure GDP: Rajan

Who benefits when RBI cuts rates

Negotiating with the Taliban

Livestock protection vital to boost farmers’ economy

Block level forecasts soon

Zika could infect 4 mn people: WHO


Urban poor own nominal assets

Central rule in Arunachal is in national interest: Govt

The basics of free speech

More than a number game, moving beyond the floor test

Giving cities the smart edge

We the unequal

The threat will save Europe

Rajan warns against straying from fiscal consolidation path

GDP expanded 7.2% last year, slower than expected

Govt. to back sate run banks’ capital needs: Sinha

The real trouble spot

Less taxing

Government’s cash balance with RBI high, put stress on liquidity

Bad subsidies should go, says PM

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